Just got back from a nice little 4 day vacation in the Panhandle at Port St. Joseph State Park. First of all what a beautiful area! Gin clear water with awesome beaches, and HUGE sand dunes. The park has to be one of the best in the state, and a cabin that sleeps 6 for $100 a night right on the water, may be the best deal ever. Back door: We took the wives along so we had to adjust our schedule from fishing all day long, to something a little more accommodating for the ladies. So our game plan was to wake up, catch trout off the back yard, then cook breakfast before heading out on the water for a little half day fishing trip. Come back have lunch, offload gear, grab the wemens and post up on the beach for the afternoon. Since none of us had fished the area we pretty much stuck to the published artificial reefs. And I must say you guys have a major American Red Snapper problem up there RB. I have never been snapper fishing but I have watched enough fishing shows to know if you chum they will come. We set up on the Mara Barge and I start throwing out chunk up mullet, and about 30 seconds later I couldn’t believe my eyes…..There were endangered Snapper EVERYEWERE and they were HUGE! We pulled out our medium spinners and caught trashcan lid sized snapper till out arms were sore. Although we didn’t have a scale on board most of the fish we caught were in the 17-25lb range. Somehow in the malay we got water on the camera, which is a total bummer, because I really wanted to get a couple blown up…. Stud! We also slipped offshore (about two miles from the snapper spot) and trolled up four nice dolphin. Had a great time at the beach as well, caught four Pomps which got baked whole for dinner We plan on doing it a couple months later next year when we don’t have to throw away all of those beautiful Red Snappers.